About the Author
Sabrina P. Ramet is professor of political science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. She is the author of six other books, among them Whose Democracy? Nationalism, Religion, and the Doctrine of Collective Rights in Post-1989 Eastern Europe(1997) and Nihil Obstat: Religion, Politics, and Social Change in East-Central Europe and Russia(1998). She has also edited a dozen books, mostly about Eastern Europe and Russia. David S. Mason is professor of political science at Butler University. His publications include Public Opinion and Political Change in Poland and Social Justice and Political Change: Public Opinion in Capitalist and Post-Communist States.